Orthros on Tuesday of Bright (Renewal) Week Transfer of the Commemoration of Apostle and Evangelist Mark



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Orthros on Tuesday of Bright (Renewal) Week

Transfer of the Commemoration of

Apostle and Evangelist Mark
Priest: Glory to the Holy, Consubstantial, Life-giving and undivided Trinity, always, now and ever, and unto ages of ages!
Choir: Amen.


  • Bearing the Paschal Candle, the Priest then leads the singing of the Paschal Apolytikion and censes the Altar as follows:

Priest: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death; and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!


Choir: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death; and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (TWICE)


  • Censing the west side of the Altar:

Priest: Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee from before His face.
Choir: (Refrain) Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death; and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life!


  • Censing the south side of the Altar:

Priest: As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish; as wax melteth before the fire. (Refrain)


  • Censing the east side of the Altar:

Priest: So let sinners perish at the presence of God, and let the righteous be glad. (Refrain)


  • Censing the north side of the Altar:

Priest: This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad therein. (Refrain)


  • Censing the Prothesis and the remainder of the Sanctuary:

Priest: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. (Refrain)


  • Censing the Iconostasis from the Royal Doors:

Priest: Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen. (Refrain)

  • The Priest completes the censing while singing:

Priest: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death; and upon those in the tombs…
Choir: …bestowing life!

  • The Hexapsalmos (Six Psalms) is omitted, as are the priest’s twelve silent Orthros prayers.

THE GREAT LITANY

Deacon: In peace, let us pray to the Lord.


Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: For the peace from above, and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: For the peace of the whole world, for the good estate of the Holy Churches of God, and for the union of all men, let us pray to the Lord.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: For this Holy House, and for those who with faith, reverence, and fear of God, enter therein, let us pray to the Lord.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: For our father and Metropolitan N., (for our Archbishop N. or Bishop N.), for the venerable Priesthood, the Diaconate in Christ, for all the clergy and the people, let us pray to the Lord.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: For Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John, and for their quick release from captivity and safe return, let us pray to the Lord.

Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: (In the United States) For the President of the United States, for all civil authorities, and for our Armed Forces everywhere, let us pray to the Lord.
(In Canada) For Her Majesty, the Queen, for the Prime Minister of Canada, for all civil authorities, and for our Armed Forces everywhere, let us pray to the Lord.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: For this city, and for every city and land, and for the faithful who dwell therein, let us pray to the Lord.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: For healthful seasons, for abundance of the fruits of the earth, and for peaceful times, let us pray to the Lord.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: For travelers by sea, by land, and by air; for the sick and the suffering; for captives and their salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: For our deliverance from all tribulation, wrath, danger, and necessity, let us pray to the Lord.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: Help us; save us; have mercy on us; and keep us, O God, by Thy grace.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: Calling to remembrance our all-holy, immaculate, most blessed and glorious Lady Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the Saints: let us commend ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.
Choir: To Thee, O Lord.
Priest: For unto Thee are due all glory, honor, and worship: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; now and ever and unto ages of ages.
Choir: Amen.


  • Follow the order provided here, as set forth in the Typikon. We now sing both the Canon of Pascha in Tone One and the Canon of St. Mark in Tone One as prescribed below.

The Paschal Canon IN Tone ONE


First Ode

It is the day of Resurrection, let us be radiant, O ye peoples; Pascha, the Lord’s Pascha; for Christ God hath brought us from death unto life, and from earth unto Heaven as we sing the triumphal hymn.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Let us purify our sense and we shall behold Christ, radiant with the unapproachable light of the Resurrection, and we shall clearly hear Him say: Rejoice! As we sing the triumphal hymn.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

For meet it is that the Heavens should rejoice, and that the earth should be glad, and that the whole world, both visible and invisible, should keep the feast; for Christ, our everlasting Joy, hath arisen.



The ST. MARK Canon IN Tone ONE


First Ode

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

As I laud Mark the God-seer, I invoke the Spirit’s grace to inspire me, that it may drive away mine ignorance with its enlightenment and may grant me the divine riches of wisdom.


Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

When Though hadst illuminated Thy divine herald with the enlightenment of grace, O Saviour, Thou, as the Author of all good, sentest him into the world to preach unto us the good tidings of Thine advent, O Word of God..


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Instructed by wise Peter, and made rich in his sonship, O all-renowned Mark, thou becamest an initiator into the mysteries of Christ and a joint heir of His glory.



Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

He that drowned the Egyptians in the deep, Himself afterwards came seated upon a virginal cloud unto the Egyptians; and through Mark, He delivered them from error.


FIRST KATAVASIA OF THE PASCHAL CANON IN TONE ONE

It is the day of Resurrection, let us be radiant, O ye peoples; Pascha, the Lord’s Pascha; for Christ God hath brought us from death unto life, and from earth unto Heaven as we sing the triumphal hymn.


Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life. (Thrice)
Jesus is risen from the tomb, as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.

The Paschal Canon IN Tone ONE


Third Ode

Come, let us drink a new drink, not one marvelously brought forth from a barren rock, but the Source of incorruption, which springeth forth from the grave of Christ, in Whom we are established.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Now are all things filled with light; Heaven and earth, and the nethermost regions of the earth. Let all creation, therefore, celebrate the arising of Christ, whereby it is established.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Yesterday I was buried with Thee, O Christ, and today I arise with Thine arising. Yesterday was I crucified with Thee; do Thou Thyself glorify me with Thee, O Savior, in Thy Kingdom.



The ST. MARK Canon IN Tone ONE


Third Ode

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

O Master Christ, Thou Lover of mankind, Thy servant Mark, who was brightened with Thy gleaming rays, preached Thee, the enhypostatic Wisdom, made manifest unto the whole world to bestow life and enlighten mortals.


Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

When Mark, Thine eyewitness, received the ever-flowing stream of wisdom, O Christ, like a rushing river he flooded the uttermost parts of the earth with the light of divine knowledge, showing that which Thou saidest aforetime to be true, O Lover of mankind.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Following Peter and reaping from him the light of theology, O wise Apostle, thou dist wisely set forth the Gospel as his disciple and didst clearly reveal the advent of God in the flesh.


Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Once Thou rodest upon the arms of the Virgin and shookest to destruction the demon-altars of Egypt; and then again Thou sentest Mark thither, to give all men understanding of Thine Incarnation and divine mystery, O my Christ.



THIRD KATAVASIA OF THE PASCHAL CANON IN TONE ONE

Come, let us drink a new drink, not one marvelously brought forth from a barren rock, but the Source of incorruption, which springeth forth from the grave of Christ, in Whom we are established.


Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life. (Thrice)
Jesus is risen from the tomb as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.
THE LITTLE LITANY

Deacon: Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.


Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: Help us; save us; have mercy on us; and keep us, O God, by Thy grace.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: Calling to remembrance our all-holy, immaculate, most-blessed and glorious Lady Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints: let us commend ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.
Choir: To Thee, O Lord.
Priest: For Thou art our God, and unto Thee do we ascribe glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
Choir: Amen.
The Hypakoe of pascha in Tone four

Mary and her companions came before the dawn and found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher and heard from the angel: Why do you seek the One who dwelleth in eternal light as mortal man among the dead? Behold the grave clothes. God quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen, and hath put death to death; for He is the Son of God, the Saviour of mankind.


The KONTAKION of pascha in Tone EIGHT

Though Thou, O Deathless One, didst descend into the grave, Thou didst destroy the power of hell and, as Victor Thou didst rise again, O Christ our God.  Thou didst greet the ointment bearing women saying, Rejoice!  Thou didst bestow peace upon Thy Disciples, and Resurrection upon those that are fallen.



The Paschal Canon IN Tone ONE


Fourth Ode

Let the Prophet Abbacum, the proclaimer of diving things, keep the divine watch with us, and show forth the radiant Angel who with resounding voice hath declared: Today doth bring salvation to the world, for Christ is risen as omnipotent.



Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Christ revealed Himself as of the male sex when He opened the Virgin’s womb, and as a mortal was He called the Lamb. Thus, without blemish is our Pascha, for He tasted not corruption; and since He is truly God, prefect was He proclaimed.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Christ, our blessed Crown, like unto a yearling lamb, of His own good will did sacrifice Himself for all, a Pascha of purification: and from the grave the beautiful Sun of Righteousness shone forth again upon us.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

David, the ancestor of our God, danced with leaping before the symbolical Ark of the Covenant. Let us also, the holy people of God, beholding the fulfillment of the symbols, rejoice in godly wise: For Christ is risen, as omnipotent.



The ST. MARK Canon IN Tone ONE


Fourth Ode

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

As David saith, thy sound hath mightily gone forth into all the earth, and the power of thy words unto the ends of the world, O most wise Mark; and with far-heard report it proclaimeth our salvation and refashioning.


Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

The wise Apostle hath appeared in the world like lightning, O Saviour; and burning with a divinely-bright effulgence, he preacheth the evangelic grace of truth, unto our salvation and refashioning.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

After the saying of the Prophet, thy feet are become beautiful, O inspired of God; for thou hast openly proclaimed to us the good tidings of that unutterable Peace, Who through the flesh hath appeared unto the ends of the world, unto our salvation and refashioning.


Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Having once ridden upon a virgin cloud, the Word, being compassionate, made foolish the counsels of the Egyptians and their thoughts that contended with God, destroying them through the teachings of the divine Mark, unto our salvation and refashioning.


FOURTH KATAVASIA OF THE PASCHAL CANON IN TONE ONE

Let the Prophet Abbacum, the proclaimer of diving things, keep the divine watch with us, and show forth the radiant Angel who with resounding voice hath declared: Today doth bring salvation to the world, for Christ is risen as omnipotent.


Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life. (Thrice)
Jesus is risen from the tomb, as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.

The Paschal Canon IN Tone ONE


Fifth Ode

Let us arise in the deep dawn and, instead of myrrh, offer praise to the Master; and we shall see Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, Who causeth life to dawn for all.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

When those held captive in the bonds of Hades beheld Thy boundless compassion, O Christ, they hastened to the light with a joyful step, exalting the eternal Pascha.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Bearing lights, let us go forth to meet Christ, Who cometh forth from the grave like a bridegroom. And with the ranks of them that love and keep this festival, let us celebrate the saving Pascha of God.



The ST. MARK Canon IN Tone ONE


Fifth Ode

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

Thou wast clearly brought to light in the grace of the noetic Sun as a divine mountain shining on all sides with His beams, O all-blessed Mark elect of God, and with thy speech thou hast made the Sweetness of right religion to sprinkle down.


Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

Thou hast issued from the house of the Lord as a fountain, O Apostle, and thou givest withered hearts to drink deeply of the floods of the Spirit; and in the stead of their unfruitfulness, thou teachest them to bear fruit.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Thou becamest a son unto the great Peter, and ever enlightened with his teachings, thou madest the souls of them that zealously kept company with thee to shin, O Mark, Apostle of the Lord.


Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Thou shonest forth from the Father before all creation, O Christ, and as a man born of a Virgin didst Thou show Thyself unto the Egyptians, for whose sakes Thou didst anoint Mark, that he might wisely initiate them into the mysteries of divine knowledge.


FIFTH KATAVASIA OF THE PASCHAL CANON IN TONE ONE

Let us arise in the deep dawn and, instead of myrrh, offer praise to the Master; and we shall see Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, Who causeth life to dawn for all.


Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life. (Thrice)
Jesus is risen from the tomb, as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.


The Paschal Canon IN Tone ONE


Sixth Ode

Thou didst descend into the deepest parts of the earth, and didst shatter the everlasting bars that held fast those that were fettered, O Christ. And on the third day, like Jonas from the sea monster, Thou didst arise from the grave.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Having kept the seals intact, O Christ, Thou didst rise from the tomb, O Thou Who didst not break the seal of the Virgin by Thy birth; and Thou hast opened unto us the gates of Paradise.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

O my Savior, the life-giving and unslain Sacrifice, when, as God, Thou of Thine own will, hadst offered up Thyself unto the Father, Thou didst raise up with Thyself the whole race of Adam when Thou didst rise from the grave.



The ST. MARK Canon IN Tone ONE


Sixth Ode

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

Thou overthrewest the pride of the lawless, O Lord, and broughtest low their wanton effrontery, when Thou madest Thine Apostle triumphant in Thy power; for Thou art the strength and amendment of the weak.


Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

That crown of hope wherewith we are now crowned didst thou preach with thy words, O wise and glorious Mark, even the Artificer of creation, Who was fashioned after our own bodily nature for our glory.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The Chief Apostle Peter clearly initiated thee to write the venerable Gospel, O glorious Mark, and showed thee forth as a servant of grace; for thou hast shed upon us the light of divine knowledge.


Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

O Lord, when Thou camest forth as the Babe of the Virgin Mother of God, Thou didst illuminate Egypt, which was once in darkness; and with the teachings of Mark the divine herald, O Friend of man, Thou didst vanquish her gods.


SIXTH KATAVASIA OF THE PASCHAL CANON IN TONE ONE

Thou didst descend into the deepest parts of the earth, and didst shatter the everlasting bars that held fast those that were fettered, O Christ. And on the third day, like Jonas from the sea monster, Thou didst arise from the grave.


Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life. (Thrice)
Jesus is risen from the tomb, as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.
The Little LITANY

Deacon: Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.


Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: Help us; save us; have mercy on us; and keep us, O God, by Thy grace.
Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: Calling to remembrance our all-holy, immaculate, most-blessed and glorious Lady Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints: let us commend ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.
Choir: To Thee, O Lord.
Priest: For Thou art the King of peace and Savior of our souls, and unto Thee do we ascribe glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
Choir: Amen.
KONTAKION AND OIKOS FOR ST. MARK (Plain Reading)

When thou hadst received the Spirit’s grace from Heaven’s heights, thou rentest apart the webs of philosophers; and on catching all of the nations in thy net, O all-lauded Mark, thou didst offer them to thy Lord, by preaching the Gospel of divine renown.


When thou becamest a disciple of the Chief Apostle, and with him didst preach Christ as the Son of God, thou madest steadfast on the rock of truth them that were storm-tossed with error. On this rock make me steadfast also, and guide the steps of my soul aright; that, being delivered from the snares of the enemy, I may glorify thee without hindrance. For thou hast enlightened all men, O wise Mark, by preaching the Gospel of divine renown.
THE SYNAXARION (Plain Reading)

On the Bright Tuesday of Pascha we continue to celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ; Christ alone descended to contend with Hades: from which He ascended, bringing with Him bountiful spoils of victory. To Him be glory and power forever and ever.

On this day we commemorate the holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark.
Verses

When blood-stained men dragged Mark on the earth to slay him,

They unwittingly sent him to Heaven.

On the twenty-fifth, senseless men drew a Mark upon the ground.


Mark was a traveling companion and assistant to the Apostle Peter. While Mark was in Rome with Peter, the faithful begged him to write down for them the saving teaching of the Lord Jesus, His miracles and His life. Thus, Mark wrote the first Holy Gospel which the Apostle Peter himself saw and attested to its truthfulness. Mark was appointed a bishop by the Apostle Peter and was sent to Alexandria, Egypt. When the heathens raised accusations against Mark, as a destroyer of their idolatrous faith, he fled to Pentapolis where he continued to strengthen his earlier work. After two years, Mark again returned to Alexandria to the great joy of all the faithful, whose number was greatly multiplied. However, on this occasion, the pagans seized Mark, and he was martyred. His soul was translated into a better world.
IN THAT WE HAVE BEHELD

Reader: In that we have beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us bow down before the Holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless One. Thy Cross do we adore, O Christ, and Thy Holy Resurrection we praise and glorify: for Thou art our God, and we know none other beside Thee; we call upon Thy Name. O come, all ye faithful, let us adore Christ’s Holy Resurrection. For lo, through the Cross is joy come into all the world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us sing His Resurrection: for in that He endured the Cross for us, He hath destroyed death by death. (THRICE)


Jesus is risen from the tomb, as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.

The Paschal Canon IN Tone ONE


Seventh Ode

The only blest and most glorious God of our Fathers, Who hath redeemed the Children from the furnace, is become man, and as a mortal doth suffer, and through suffering doth clothe mortality with the grace of incorruption.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

The godly-wise women followed after Thee in haste with sweet-smelling myrrh. But Him Whom they sought with tears as dead, they joyfully adored as the living God, and announced unto Thy disciples, O Christ, the glad tidings of the mystical Pascha.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

We celebrate the death of death, the destruction of Hades, the beginning of an everlasting life. And with leaps of joy we praise the Cause thereof, the only blest and most glorious God of our Fathers.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Truly sacred and supremely festive is this saving night, radiant with light, the forerunner of the bright beaming Day of the Resurrection, whereon the Timeless Light in bodily form shone from the grave for all.



The ST. MARK Canon IN Tone one


Seventh Ode

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

Blazing with divine lightnings, O all-blessed mark, thou mystically sendest forth reflections of beaming light; for thou hast preached the fleshless Word become flesh, even the praised and supremely glorious God of our Fathers.


Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

When Thou didst arm Thy God-proclaiming disciple with divinely working powers, O Thou Who workest all things, Thou madest him a worker of wonders; for he drove out diseases and healed maladies as he proclaimed Thee, the praised and supremely glorious God.



Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Having the divine Peter, the foremost of the disciples’ choir, as thy guide, thou becamest his imitator, O glorious Mark; and thou didst set the fullness of the Church in good order by preaching the greatly praised God of our Fathers.


Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

In Egypt thou thyself didst set up the book of the Gospel as a monument unto Him Who without seed was born of the Mother of God following the sayings of Esaias, O all-famed Mark, announcing the praised and supremely glorious God.


SEVENTH KATAVASIA OF THE PASCHAL CANON IN TONE ONE

The only blest and most glorious God of our Fathers, Who hath redeemed the Children from the furnace, is become man, and as a mortal doth suffer, and through suffering doth clothe mortality with the grace of incorruption.


Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life. (Thrice)
Jesus is risen from the tomb, as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.

The Paschal Canon IN Tone ONE


Eighth Ode

This chosen and holy day is the first of the Sabbaths, the queen and lady, the feast of feasts, and the festival of festivals, wherein we bless Christ unto the ages.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Come, on this auspicious day of the Resurrection, let us partake of the new fruit of the vine of diving gladness and of the Kingdom of Christ, praising Him as God unto the ages.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Cast thine eyes about thee, O Sion, and behold! For lo, like divinely radiant luminaries, from the West, the North, the Sea, and the East have thy children assembled unto thee, blessing Christ unto the ages.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

O Father Almighty, the Word, and the Spirit, one Nature in three Hypostases united, transcending essence and supremely Divine! In Thee have we been baptized, and Thee will we bless unto all the ages.



The ST. MARK Canon IN Tone ONE


Eighth Ode

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

Thou didst preach Christ, the Word Who was born of the Father before all the ages and put on man’s nature, O glorious Mark; and thou didst cry: Praise the Lord, all ye works of the Lord, and supremely exalt Him unto all the ages.


Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

O Glorious Mark, thou didst glorify Christ, Who gave Himself as a ransom for our sin and by His Passion raised the fallen; and thou didst cry: Praise the Lord, all ye works of the Lord, and supremely exalt Him unto all the ages.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

In thine obedience to Peter’s teaching, O wise Mark, thou most skillfully gavest written form to the Holy Gospel for the faithful, who cry: Praise the Lord, all ye works of the Lord, and supremely exalt Him unto all the ages.


Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Carrying Emmanuel as a babe, the Virgin came to the Egyptians, unto whom Mark was sent as an exceedingly bright star as he cried: Praise the Lord, all ye works of the Lord, and supremely exalt Him unto all the ages.


EIGHTH KATAVASIA OF THE PASCHAL CANON IN TONE ONE

We praise, bless and worship the Lord.

This chosen and holy day is the first of the Sabbaths, the queen and lady, the feast of feasts, and the festival of festivals, wherein we bless Christ unto the ages.


Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life. (Thrice)
Jesus is risen from the tomb, as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.
Deacon: The Theotokos and Mother of the Light let us honor and magnify in song.
The Ninth Ode of the PASCHAL Canon IN Tone one

Magnify, O my soul, Him Who died of His own free will, and was buried, and did rise from the tomb on the third day.

Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem; for the glory of the Lord hath risen upon thee. Rejoice and exult now, O Zion, and thou, O pure one, Theotokos, rejoice at the Resurrection of thy Son.


Magnify, O my soul, the life-giving Christ, who is risen from the tomb on the third day.

Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem; for the glory of the Lord hath risen upon thee. Rejoice and exult now, O Zion, and thou, O pure one, Theotokos, rejoice at the Resurrection of thy Son.


Verily, Christ is a new Pascha, a living Sacrifice, the Lamb of God Who beareth the sin of the world.

And how noble! O how dear! O how sweet is Thy voice, O Christ; for Thou hast verily made us a true promise, that Thou shalt be with us to the end of time; a promise to which we believers hold, an anchor for our hopes, as we sing rejoicing.


Today doth all creation rejoice and is glad; for Christ is risen, and hades He hath despoiled.

And how noble! O how dear! O how sweet is Thy voice, O Christ; for Thou hast verily made us a true promise, that Thou shalt be with us to the end of time; a promise to which we believers hold, an anchor for our hopes, as we sing rejoicing.



Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: Magnify, O my soul, the might of the indivisible and three-personed Godhead.

O Christ, the perfect, most exalted Pascha, O Wisdom of God, His Word and His Power, grant us that we may partake of Thee more perfectly in Thy kingdom’s day, which setteth not.


Both now, and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen: Rejoice, O Virgin rejoice; rejoice, O blessed one; rejoice, O glorified one; for thy Son is risen from the tomb on the third day.

O Christ, the perfect, most exalted Pascha, O Wisdom of God, His Word and His Power, grant us that we may partake of Thee more perfectly in Thy kingdom’s day, which setteth not.



The ST. MARK Canon IN Tone ONE


Ninth Ode

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

Since thou hast attained to the unattainable Fount of the Triple-Sun Brightness, O most sacred Mark, revealer of divine things, thou delightest more purely and directly in the deification that passeth all understanding, and without cease thou dancest with the Angels.


Apostle of Christ, intercede for us!

Thou becamest a partner in Peter’s doctrine and divine preaching, and now with him thou goest about in the celestial tabernacles, O blessed God-proclaimer; and with him though also intercedest in our behalf, O Apostle Mark.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Enlightened with the brilliance of grace, O all-wise Mark, thou didst most piously proclaim the Light that is triply united, and yet in unity is strangely divided into three; wherefore we implore thee: Always make entreaty in our behalf.


Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Mark, the august Apostle, was given as a hierarch unto the Egyptians, whom the Lord of Glory visited as an infant, when He had received a body of the pure Virgin Mother of God. Him do we praise and magnify.


NINTH KATAVASIA OF THE PASCHAL CANON IN TONE ONE

The angel spake to her that is full of grace, saying, O pure Virgin, rejoice; and I say also, Rejoice; for thy Son is risen from the tomb on the third day.

Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem; for the glory of the Lord hath risen upon thee. Rejoice and exult now, O Zion, and thou, O pure one, Theotokos, rejoice at the Resurrection of thy Son.


Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life. (Thrice)
Jesus is risen from the tomb, as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.
THE LITTLE LITANY

Deacon: Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.


Choir: Lord, have mercy.

Deacon: Help us; save us; have mercy on us; and keep us, O God, by Thy grace.


Choir: Lord, have mercy.
Deacon: Calling to remembrance our all-holy, immaculate, most-blessed and glorious Lady Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints: let us commend ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.
Choir: To Thee, O Lord.
Priest: For all the powers of Heaven praise Thee, and unto Thee do we ascribe glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
Choir: Amen.
THE EXAPOSTEILARION FOR PASCHA IN TONE TWO

When Thou didst fall asleep in the body as mortal, O Thou who art Lord and King, Thou didst abolish death; and on the third day Thou didst surely rise verily raising Adam from corruption, O Thou incorruptible Pascha, O Salvation of the world.


THE EXAPOSTEILARION FOR ST. MARK IN TONE THREE

(**O Changeless Light**)

Thou wast made rich with the sonship * of Peter, the Chief Apostle; * O blessed Mark, for this reason * thou wast the first one out of all men * to set forth for the Egyptians * the Holy Gospel, * wherewith thou lightest the whole world.
THE EXAPOSTEILARION FOR PASCHA IN TONE TWO

When Thou didst fall asleep in the body as mortal, O Thou who art Lord and King, Thou didst abolish death; and on the third day Thou didst surely rise verily raising Adam from corruption, O Thou incorruptible Pascha, O Salvation of the world.


AINOI (Praises) in Tone THREE

Choir: Let everything that hath breath, praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise Him in the heights. To Thee, O God, is due our song.

Choir: Praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts. To Thee, O God, is due our song.

For the Resurrection in Tone Three


Verse 1. This glory shall be to all His saints.

Come together, all ye people, and know the power of the dreadful secret; for Christ our Savior, the eternal Word, hath been crucified for our sake, and was buried willingly, and hath risen from the dead to save all. To Him let us bow down in worship.


Verse 2. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power.

The guards have published it abroad, O Lord, telling of all Thy wonders. But the assembly of falsehood filled their right hands with bribes, thinking that thereby they might conceal Thy Resurrection which the world doth glorify. Wherefore, have mercy upon us.


Verse 3. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness.

Verily, all creatures were filled with joy when they received the glad tidings of Thy Resurrection; for Mary Magdalene, coming to Thy grave, met an angel in a brilliant robe sitting on the stone, who said, Why seekest thou the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen. As He said, He will go before ye into Galilee.


For St. Mark in Tone One (**O all-lauded Martyrs**)

Verse 4. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp.

Let Mark, that most excellent of men, * be extolled by us with songs and with divine hymns as Egypt’s fair and brightly shining light, * as the all-wise preacher * of the Father’s Son and Word, * and also the divine author of the Holy Gospel of the Lord; * for he intercedeth with Christ God * that He grant peace and Great Mercy to our souls.


Verse 5. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.

The teachings concerning Christ our God, * His most wondrous Incarnation, His divine Passion, and His Resurrection from the dead, * and august Ascension * to His Father in the heights, * didst thou, O wise Apostle Mark, record, thereby enlight’ning all the earth; * and by preaching all these things thou hast * drawn the nations * to the knowledge of the truth.


Verse 6. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high-sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.

O all-wise Apostle of the Lord, * and obedient disciple of divine Peter wast thou, as obeying all he taught; * hence, thou didst enlighten * by the Holy Spirit’s grace * the peoples of the earth and the minds of the Egyptians with thy light; * and their city, Alexandria, * O blessed Mark, thou * didst adorn resplendently.


THE PASCHAL STICHERA IN TONE FIVE

Verse 1. Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee from before His face.

Today Christ, our saving Pascha, hath been revealed unto us a noble Pascha; the Pascha new and holy; the mystical Pascha; the Pascha all august; the blameless Pascha; the great Pascha; the Pascha of the faithful; the Pascha which openeth unto us the gates of paradise; the Pascha which sanctifieth all the faithful.


Verse 2. As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish; as wax melteth before the fire.

O come from the vision, ye women, heralds of good tidings, and say ye unto Zion, Receive from us the glad tidings of the joy of the Resurrection of Christ. Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and leap for joy, in that thou beholdest Christ the King like a bridegroom come forth from the grave.


Verse 3. So let sinners perish at the presence of God, and let the righteous be glad.

When the ointment-bearing women stood, very early in the morning, before the tomb of the Life-giver, they found an angel sitting upon the stone. And he cried out unto them, saying: Why seek ye the Living among the dead? Why mourn ye the Incorruptible amidst corruption? Go, proclaim the glad tidings to His Disciples.


Verse 4. This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad therein.

The joyful Pascha, the Pascha of the Lord, the Pascha all majestic hath shone upon us! The Pascha in which we embrace one another with joy! O what a Pascha, delivering from sorrow! For today from the tomb, as from a chamber Christ shone, and hath filled the women with joy, saying: Proclaim the glad tidings to the Apostles.


THE DOXASTICON OF ST. MARK IN TONE SIX

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

O all-wise fisherman, holy disciple, laborer of the Savior, O Evangelist Mark, who hast blazoned abroad the Lord's sufferings, and by faith hast run throughout creation, gathering in the nations out of error, and offering them unto God as fair incense: thou hast been taken up into the Heavens. Wherefore, as thou standest before the Judge, intercede that we be saved from our iniquities, and that in the day of judgment we be delivered from torment.


DOXASTICON FOR PASCHA IN TONE FIVE

Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

It is the Day of Resurrection be illumined for the feast, and embrace one another, Let us speak, brethren, even unto those who hate us, and forgive all for the sake of the Resurrection, And so together let us cry out:


Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life. (THRICE)
**The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom now begins.**

Portions of the Archdiocesan Service Texts include texts from The Menaion, The Great Horologion, The Pentecostarion, and The Psalter of the Seventy, which are Copyright © Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Brookline, Massachusetts, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. These works may not be further reproduced, beyond printing out a single copy for personal non-commercial use, without the prior written authorization of Holy Transfiguration Monastery.



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